Stories tagged with Forbes

Father-and-son media dynasties

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 31, 2014 at 10:10am   |   0 Comments

The recently announced succession of Murdoch boys at News Corp. prompts New York Times writer David Carr to note the dominance of father-son relationships at the top of many media companies.

Crying crocodile tears for billionaire busts

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 17, 2008 at 7:53am   |   0 Comments

Here’s a Forbes list the rich guys would have preferred to avoid: America’s Biggest Billionaire Losers of 2008.

And starring T. Boone Pickens as himself

By Gary Jacobson   |   June 28, 2008 at 11:02am   |   0 Comments

Dallas oil, wind and water billionaire T. Boone Pickens, it seems, is everywhere.

There he is in Forbes magazine, allowing a reporter to accompany him as he receives a brain scan. Result: Boone just turned 80, but “his brain age is more like 55.”

Buffett unseats Gates on billionaire list

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 6, 2008 at 8:50am   |   0 Comments

For this year at least, Bill Gates can no longer claim to be the richest man in the world.

On Feb. 11, when Forbes ranked assets of the richest people around the world, Microsoft stock had dipped because of its efforts to acquire Yahoo. Gates’s rank on the Forbes billionaire list dipped from 1 to 3. His good buddy, Warren Buffett, who now holds the top spot.

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